Tor Relay Configurator

Get your own Tor Relay up and running in 5 minutes. What is Tor?
Visit my blog for a tutorial on how to use the generator.

113 Running
71531h Combined Uptime
7527Mb/s Combined Bandwidth
Top 5 Nodes
  • atomcats (486.75Mb/s)
  • nordiques (481.41Mb/s)
  • Piratenpartei00 (472.51Mb/s)
  • x5sj2 (373.55Mb/s)
  • Piratenpartei2 (317.49Mb/s)

0) Prerequisites


You can run your Tor relay on every supported linux machine that you have SSH access to, be it in your home, a virtual server, or a dedicated server.
But not every hoster or ISP allows Tor relays in their network.

Name Server Location Middle Node (Relay) Exit Node Link
Contabo DE yes yes View Page
Digital Ocean US, UK, FR, NL, ... yes no View Page
Linevast DE yes no View Page
Yourserver SWE, LVA yes no View Page
KoDDos NL, HKG yes yes View Page
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You can find a comprehensive list of Tor-friendly companies on the official Tor wiki.


In order to run correctly the install script requires that the sudo command is installed on your server.
To check if it is already installed simply run sudo in your terminal. If you get a response like -bash: sudo: command not found follow these steps on how to install it: Sudo installation tutorial


To download the script to your server you also need curl.
To install it run the following command: sudo apt install curl.

1) Configuration

Running an Exit Node is the best way to help the Tor network but you have to be aware of the risks.
More Info: Tor Exit Guidelines, Tips for Running an Exit Node with Minimal Harassment

The script will download a notice about exit nodes (tor-exit-note.html) to /etc/tor/tor-exit-notice.html that will be published on your selected DirPort (Default: 80).
This is the US version of the file. Please update the sections accordingly to match the legislation of your country.
Please also replace FIXME_YOUR_EMAIL_ADDRESS with your mail address!

By clicking submit you agree that I take no responsibility for any damages that might occur when running the setup script.

* required values

1 To find your OS version run

lsb_release -a
if this does not work try
cat /etc/issue

2 If this is checked your relay uptime and bandwidth will be counted in the global statistics panel on the top right. This is anonymous. No information will be saved.